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The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum

A 2km art-in-nature trail with more than 100 sculptures and installations within one of New Zealand’s largest outdoor galleries, set amongst a landscape created by planting 20,000 trees in a former quarry.

Along the park’s 2km art-in-nature trail you discover more than 100 sculptures and installations within one of New Zealand’s largest outdoor galleries. The sculptures are set amongst a landscape of ponds, cliffs, rocks, flowering shrubs and trees created from a former quarry.

Since rehabilitation of the quarry started in 1991, more than 20,000 trees representing world-wide biodiversity have been planted .

This art-in-nature experience aims to inspire imaginations, nourish inquisitive minds, and provide for creative learning in an accessible wilderness environment. The park provides a diverse range of family activities for all ages to enjoy.

Facilities and Services

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$15 (Adult)
(January 1 - January 1)
$5 (Child, 15 and under))


Months of Operation
All Year


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